Bahrain to change local workers quota in firms
Manama, July 2, 2012
Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has decided to significantly change its quotas of local workers that each company must employ in an effort to enhance skills of Bahraini manpower.
LMRA will also shift its focus on qualitative rather than quantitative Bahrainisation.
These form part of a reforms blueprint submitted by chief executive Osama Al Absi to the LMRA board at a meeting yesterday, our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej reports.
The board, led by Labour Minister and LMRA chairman Jameel Humaidan, welcomed the proposals and the flexibility it will offer in dealing with labour market conditions.
Meanwhile, LMRA has won an eGovernment award for its Facebook page.
It was named the best interactive social networking website in the Arab world by the Arab Organisation for Administrative Development, which comes under the Arab League.
LMRA chief executive Osama Al Absi will collect the eGovernment Shield in a ceremony in September in Sharm el Sheikh, egypt. It will be held in association with the Internet Awards Academy.
The judges were impressed by the transparency and interactivity of the LMRA’s Facebook page. – TradeArabia News Service